My hubby and I bought a new house this spring. It was our second home.
We wanted a new home, in a different neighbourhood… but we were selling our home because we had to, just as much as it was because we wanted to. Our home sold in just a couple of days, well before we’d purchased a new one, which left a lot of unknowns. Overall, the entire home-buying process was much more stressful than the first time around.
I finally find a property that I think will work for us, but it’s a little outside our price point. We go to view the property, it leaves us with more questions.
From there, we stand outside discussing our options with our realtor. It’s the beginning of March and it’s raining.
Our little one asks if she can jump in some puddles – and I’m not known for saying ‘no’ to a kid asking to do kid things. So, I tell her to stay close, but go for it.
My hubby and I spend the next 15-20 minutes somewhat locked in a difficult situation about what to do next. I was consumed with the unknowns, trying to decide the best solution for our family – so much so, that I almost missed how much fun the kiddo was having.
It made me think, and slow down. There will always be stresses in our lives, of one kind or another. The world may even rain on our parade – but that doesn’t mean we can’t splash in the puddles.